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Rat Snake with a kill
Rat Snake with a kill

 

My backyard always surprises me with something new. As was working on my lappy one afternoon near the window, I could hear a murder of crows (wonder why a group of crows are referred this way) started yelling at something. A little inquisitive, thought of taking a break and peeped outside my window. I see a 6 feet rat snake coiled one of the tree pots in my garden and was feasting on the frog. What shall a wildlife photographer do?? Without wasting a single moment, I assembled my 75-300 to the camera body and off I was out in the garden. I slowly approached them so that the rat snake is not getting disturbed. Reacting to this confusion, my dog Dollar rushed ahead of me to inspect as he always does. After few frames, I called my family and my enthusiastic neighbours who are also wildlife lovers. The impulse reaction of my family looking at the snake was “don’t you dare go close to it..” With so much happening to watch this celebrity visiting my backyard, the confused rat snake of fright left the frog and off he went. I really felt sad for the snake and I blame my excitement for this. Knowing the extremely shy nature of rat snakes, they are dead scarred of human presence. Had I not called the mob and clicked pictures of this action, he would have easily munched on the frog. I got a learning from this experience, a learning that I shall cherish for my life time. I shall curb my excitement ensuring that I do not disturb wildlife.

Disclaimer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. © All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

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